I’ve said that living in the Bay Area is a blessing because if you really wanted to, you could race every weekend. Well, the next two weeks are a perfect example:

March 22: Oakland Running Festival
March 29: Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon


Oakland “We Run The Town” Challenge

5K at 7:45 a.m.
Half Marathon at 9:15 a.m.

I have run the Oakland Running Festival for the last 5 years and I wasn’t going to miss out on it this year. Since my body is not ready for another full marathon, I’ll be taking on the “We Run The Town” Challenge doing the 5K and the Half — both will be run at a VERY comfortable pace.

I’m planning on running in classic Oakland A’s gear for the 5K and I’ll likely throw on some November Project grassroots gear for the half marathon. I’ll have on my yellow and green Pro Compression socks to make sure I’m on point. I’ll post a photo later this week on Instagram.



November Project takes over San Francisco

You heard it here first (unless you of course you heard it from somewhere else): the November Project SF tribe is taking over race day at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. Grassroots gear will be all over the place and the tribe will be running it and owning the Lincoln Blvd. hill with a massive cheering station.

$25 off with code: NPSF
Register here, code expires 3/22

rnrsf logo

It’s not too late to be a part of it, in fact, NPSF has a MASSIVE discount code for you and your friends. I’ll be rocking grassroots gear and running the half (again, at a comfortable pace). I had a great time running it last year (2014 recap).

See the RnRSF course preview (I ran the course JUST for you).


Back-to-back Race Weekends? Really?

These two races were already on my calendar before PHX, and I was running them regardless of the PHX outcome. I’ve run Oakland since its inaugural year, it’s a staple in my racing calendar. I decided to drop down from the full to the half for Oakland and since I was going to be there at 7:45 anyways for the start of the full, might as well run a shakeout 5K, right? It’s like a 16-mile training run with an hour rest.

As for RnRSF, was there really a choice? I run a lot of RnR races and with this in my city, and knowing that NPSF was going to bring the noise, there really wasn’t an option.


Join the Party

Don’t forget, you can still register for both races. Oakland’s online registration is closed, but you can register at the expo. RnRSF registration is still open and use code NPSF for $25 off (until 3/22).

Local Races: yay or nay?